Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter who was known as the leader of Nirvana, the grunge (subgenre of alternative rock) band that redefined the sound of the nineties.
Cobain was born on February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. His mother, Wendy Elizabeth was a cocktail waitress and his father, Donald Leland Cobain was an auto mechanic. The divorce of his parents had much impact on his future life, after which, Cobain became defiant and withdrawn.
Cobain initially played music alone until he met Novoselic. In 1988, they formed band Nirvana. After the first album titled Bleach they released their second album Nevermind, which launch a music revolution. With Nevermind’s single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana entered the mainstream. After the third and last album Utero, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle on April 8, 1994.
Together with Novoselic and Grohl, Cobain was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
Kurt Cobain has been remembered as one of the greatest musicians in the history of alternative music. Even after 20 years since the death of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana remains popular to this day and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.